LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Bamboo Garden by Edward Powys Mathers.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 26, 2017.
Read in English by Barbara Anne Scott; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Michelle Grebe; SaraHale and Tomas Peter.
Edward Powys Mathers was an English translator and poet, and also a pioneer of compiling advanced cryptic crosswords.
He is well known as the translator of J. C. Mardrus's French version of One Thousand Nights and One Night. His English version of Mardrus appeared in 1923, and is known as Mardrus/Mathers. He is known also for the translations The Garden of Bright Waters: One Hundred and Twenty Asiatic Love Poems (1920); and of the Kashmiri poet Bilhana in Bilhana: Black Marigolds (1919), a free interpretation in the tradition of Edward FitzGerald. Some of his translations were set to music by Aaron Copland. ( Wikipedia)
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